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Headie One has shot straight to the top of the UK chart with his debut album, Edna.
Dedicated to and named after his late mother, the record is a cathartic and introspective concept album that sees him at his most open and reflective.
“Having my debut album go to No.1 means a lot to me,” said Headie. “Edna, this is for you.”
The album explores themes close to Headie’s heart including the importance of faith in God, his relationship with his hometown Tottenham, discrimination and prejudice within the prison system, emotional intelligence, love and mental health.
Featuring production from Wondagurl, Kenny Beats, 169 and M1onthebeat, Edna includes guest appearances from Drake, Future, Skepta, M Huncho, Young Adz, Kaash Paige, Mahalia and more.
Headie scored two back-to-back Top 5 hits on the UK Singles Chart with the album’s first two singles, ‘Only You Freestyle’ featuring Drake and ‘Ain’t It Different’ featuring Stormzy and AJ Tracey.
Two new music videos accompanied the album into its week of release: ‘Princess Cuts’ featuring Young T & Bugsey and ‘Parlez-Vous Anglais’ featuring Aitch.
“Another subculture of British music has just permeated mainstream society,” said Shabs Jobanputra, MD of Relentless Records. “Headie is at the top of his game and he truly deserves everything that is coming to him off the back of his authenticity and talent.”